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Potato Stamped Bumble Bee Craft

September 4, 2020
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You will love this super cute and easy to make product Bumble Bee Craft for children of toddler, preschool, preschool and kindergarten age! It uses a classic potato embossing technique to make some really pretty bubble bees in this insect craft for kids.

Bumble Bee Craft

You have probably seen a bumblebee flying around your garden or park. Bumblebees are easy to spot with their stunning alternating rings of yellow and black. Bumblebees are an important part of the planet's biodiversity. They are known as pollinators. A pollinator brings pollen from one plant to another. Pollinators help produce fruits and vegetables! This is why it is important to protect the bumblebees whenever we can. This is super cute Bumblebee craft is a fun activity to initiate a dialogue about the importance of bees. let us save the bees.

This Bumble Bee Craft for children is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and first graders. Whether you are a parent, a teacher, or a homeschooler, you will love this beautiful kid's bug craft that goes with a B. It's a bee letter of the week, an insect theme, a bee theme, or just a fun summer art project for kids of all ages.

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Let's make our own bumblebees with a potato stamp! You will need the following materials to make your own Tinker bumblebee::

  • Potatoes
  • Yellow and black acrylic paint
  • Cardboard (or thick construction paper)
  • googly eyes
  • Black marker
  • knife

Cut your potato in half to make this potato craft for kids

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To get your bee trade to begin, cut your potato in half at the widest point. You now have two pieces of potato. Now take one half and keep cutting it in half. These are the ends or the black parts of the bumblebee! See picture for more details. Then use the remaining half of the potato to create the yellow center part of the bee.

Bee Craft Ideas

Bumble Bee Crafts for toddlers

Next, cut two parallel cuts into the potato about half an inch apart. (You're making a rectangular shape.) Remove the sides by cutting vertically into the potato, meeting the parallel cuts as you go. You will create a rectangular shape / stamp in the potato to be used for the yellow stripe on the bee. See picture for more details. Finally, grab the paint! Spray yellow and black paint on a piece of cardboard or a disposable plate. Make sure you splash enough to thoroughly cover the potato stamp.

Bee crafts for children

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This can be done in any order. However, it worked fine if you started with the rectangular piece of potato or the yellow section.

  1. Put the rectangular part of the potato in yellow paint. Apply to the cardboard or thick construction paper.
  2. Add the black areas to the outside.
  3. Put a googly eye on one end of the bee.
  4. Use a marker to create an antenna!

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You now have adorable bumblebees! Fly them around and enjoy your creations!

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